Politics

Upcoming event

Israel and India: 25 Years of Diplomatic Relations

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Fri, Jun 2 2017 - 12:00pm

Ambassador Venkatesan Ashok, India's Consul General, San Francisco
Andy David, Israel's Consul General, Pacific Northwest
Jonathan Curiel, Journalist—Moderator Read more »

Upcoming event

Trump’s Next 100 Days

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Wed, May 31 2017 - 6:30pm

Sue Caro, Bay Area Regional Vice Chair, California Republican Party 
Ro Khanna, U.S. Representative (D-CA)
Kathryn Stoner, Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University
Carlos Watson, Co-Founder and CEO, Ozy Media
Mina Kim, Anchor and Host, KQED—Moderator Read more »

Upcoming event

Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader

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Tue, May 30 2017 - 12:00pm

A Conversation on the State of America

Nancy Pelosi, U.S. House Democratic Leader (D-CA)
In Conversation with Scott Shafer, Senior Editor, California Politics and Government Desk at KQED Read more »

Past event

American Exceptionalism and the Rise of Trumpism

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Wed, May 24 2017 - 6:00pm

Mugambi Jouet, Thomas C. Grey Fellow and Lecturer in Law, Stanford Law School; Author, Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other Read more »

Past event

Tom Nichols: Are Facts Dead?

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Wed, May 24 2017 - 12:00pm

Tom Nichols, Professor of National Security Affairs, the U.S. Naval War College; Author, The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters; Twitter
In Conversation with Melissa Caen, Political Analyst, CBS Television San Francisco; Twitter  Read more »

Past event

Willie Brown: Annual Commonwealth Club Lecture

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Tue, May 23 2017 - 6:30pm

Willie Brown, Former Mayor, San Francisco; Former Speaker, California State Assembly

Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown will give his annual lecture on national and regional political trends. A two-term mayor of San Francisco and legendary speaker of the California State Assembly, Brown is widely regarded as one of the most influential African-American politicians of the late 20th century. He has been at the center of California politics, government and civic life for an astonishing four decades.

Past event

SFDebate

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Mon, May 22 2017 - 7:00pm

The SFDebate is an open forum for discussion on the events of our time. It is a place where you will not only be exposed to opposing points of view, but a safe place where you will be encouraged to find and speak up for yours. SFDebate is also a meeting of minds, and we follow every meeting with continued debate and conversation at a nearby bar/restaurant.
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Past event

Resolving Afghanistan: Crafting a Sensible U.S. Approach

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Fri, May 19 2017 - 12:00pm

Anthony Alfidi, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve; Private Investor
Aisha Wahab, Afghan-American Human Rights Activist—Moderator

Intelligence officer Anthony Alfidi has performed military duty in South Korea, Kuwait, Germany, Iraq and Afghanistan. He will give his personal view of why U.S. policy has not achieved peace in Afghanistan and how the new administration should pursue reforms.

Past event

Week to Week Politics Roundtable and Social Hour 5/15/17

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Mon, May 15 2017 - 6:30pm

Dan Borenstein, Columnist and Editorial Writer, East Bay Times, Bay Area News Group; Twitter
Bob Butler, Reporter, KCBS Radio; Twitter  
Carla Marinucci, Senior Writer, Politico California Playbook, Politico.com; Twitter

Don't take your eyes off the ball now; we're going head-first into the second 100 days of the Trump Era. Read more »

Past event

Nick Bilton and Dick Costolo: Inside the Online Black Market

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Tue, May 9 2017 - 6:30pm

Nick Bilton, Special Correspondent, Vanity Fair; Author, American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road; Twitter
In Conversation with Dick Costolo, CEO, Chorus; Former CEO, Twitter Read more »

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